Born in 1979 Oulu, Finland

Art Education

2000-2003 B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art, Byam Shaw,
Central St Martin, University of the Arts London, UK
1998-1999 Liminka School of Art, Liminka, Finland

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Aftermath Gallery Saskia, Tampere, Finland
2011 Somewhere Else, Kellari Gallery, Oulu, Finland
2010 Sugar and The Role Game, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland
2009 Encounters, Oulu Museum of Art space in railway station tunnel, Finland
2006 Spots and Stripes, Elbowroom, London, UK
2003 Isi and Me, Concourse Gallery, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

2016 Näillä Lakeuksilla, Vilho Lampi museum, Liminka,Finland
2014 Dialog, Finnish-Russian Cultural Forum, Oulu, Finland
2013 Edsvik Konsthall, Höstsalongen 2013, Stockholm, Sweden
2013 XVIII Mänttä Art Festival, City of Dreams, Mänttä, Finland
2013 In Time – Moment (Oulu Artist Society 50th Anniversary Exhibition), Gallery 5, Oulu, Finland
2012 Nordic Memories, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2012, Petrozavodsk Art museum, Russia
2012 Artist Favourites exhibition, Flere Sider Fotografi, Norway
2011 65°N Group, Gallery Myötätuuli, Raahe and 2010 Kanneltalo Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2010 Bona Fide Genius, Byam Shaw School of Art anniversary exhibition, London, UK
2010 Tempo documentary festival, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 OTS Now, Valve Gallery, Oulu, Finland
2010 Episode1: Acute melancholia, Studio44, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 Oulu Artist Society 63, new member’s exhibition, Valve Gallery, Oulu, Finland
2009 Ample horizon, Gallery at The Liminka School of Art, Finland
2007 Nordic Stories, Elastic Residence, London, UK
2005 Art event: B-Movie, London, UK
2004 Tarts Eggs, Nylon Gallery, London, UK


2014 National Council of Photographic Art, project grant
2013 Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse, project grant
2013 National Council of Photographic Art, project grant
2012 Art Council of Finland, public display grants
2012 National Council of Photographic Art, project grant
2011 Arts Council of Oulu, ½ -year working grant
2011 Oulu City Cultural board, project grant
2011 National Council of Photographic Art, project grant
2010 Finnish Art Association, project grant
2010 National Council of Photographic Art, project grant
2010 Nordic Culture Point, Stockholm exhibition travel grant
2010 Art Council of Finland, London exhibition travel grant
2009 Oulu City Cultural board, young artist grant
2001 Nation Cultural Fund, project grant


2009 Residency in Berlin, Germany, by Arts Council of Oulu province

Position of trust and Memberships

2017 Art Fair Finland 17, Program manager, member of the festival task force.
2017- The chair of Exhibition committee in Hippolyte gallery (The Photographic Artists’ Association)
2015-present The Photographic Artists’ Association board of directors, 2011-present member
2011-present Artists’ Association of Finland, Member
2009-2013 Northern photographic Centre, board of directors / vice chairman 2010.
2009-present Oulu Artist Society 63 registered association, member


2010 Remembering the Present An essay on the photographic exploration of memory in the work of Sara Ahde.By Sara Ahde and Richard N. Jones

Teacher / visiting lecture

2014-2017 present Keskuspuisto Vocational College, Audiovisual department, Teacher of photography and video, Helsinki, Finland.
2009-2014 Liminka School of Art, teacher and lecturer in Art photography, Liminka, Finland
2011 Oulujoki adult education college, teacher of photography, Finland
2009, 2010 Setlementti ry, teacher of photography, Oulu, Finland
2006 Amersham & Wycombe College, B.A. (Hons.), lecturer in photography, London, UK

Commissioned work as a photographer

2010-2016 Portraits of Essi Kummu, Pauliina Vanhatalo Writer, publisher Tammi, Finland
2013 Portraits of Rosa Likson, Writer, publisher WSOY, Finland
2011-2012 Commissioned by Finnish Cultural foundation. Documenting artwork which has been bought and donated since 1975.
2009 Advertising campaign of running shoes for Karhu Nordic OY/AB, USA/Finland
2007 Advertising campaign for Brok Beer, England
2007 Events photography for Wrong Gallery, London, UK
2006-2013 Portraits for various clients, Documenting various artist artwork for their books etc, England, Finland

Photographic assistant 2005–2008

Hugo Glendinning’s fist assistant for two years in Art photography, advertising, portraiture and producing work for other artists.
Producing work for artists: Martin Greed, Paola Pivi, and Yinka Shonibare.
Clients: Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre UK, Royal Opera House UK, Barbican, Sadler’s Wells, Judy Dench, Jude Law, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tracey Emin etc.

Perou’s first and second assistant in music, portraiture, fashion and advertising
Clients: Rolling Stone, Marilyn Manson, U2, Foo Fighters, Samuel L Jackson, Al Gore, Vivienne Westwood, Reebok, Canon, 125 magazine, Esquire etc.